Brigadier among three killed in attack on shrine

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The injured were taken to the district hospital where their condition was said to be critical.— Reuters file photo
The injured were taken to the district hospital where their condition was said to be critical.— Reuters file photo

SARGODHA: A brigadier and two others were killed and seven people injured when armed men attacked a shrine here on Saturday.

A Mehfil-i-Samaa was in progress at Astana Fazal in the suburb of the city when unidentified assailants opened fire at the audience, killing Subhani, the head of the shrine (Gaddi Nasheen), his brother Brigadier Fazal Zahoor Qadri and one Malik Ayub. The attackers escaped.

The injured were taken to the district hospital where their condition was said to be critical.

After the incident, tension gripped the area. Mr Subhani was known as a moderate preacher.

Published in Dawn, September 7th, 2014